West Bank

Emek Shaveh and Residents of Hebron Have Submitted an Objection to the Construction of an Elevator for Persons with Disabilities at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron

The grounds for the objections: The plan was illegally approved  by a transitional government;  The plan is in contravention of international agreements to which Israel is a signatory;  This is an...

High Court Rules to Conceal the Identities of Archaeologists

The ruling’s implication:  The law relates differentially to information inside the Green Line and information in the West Bank, implying that  continued Israeli control over the West Bank requires two...

Achievement for residents of Nabi Samuel: Tourism development plan is cancelled

The Civil Administration’s subcommittee for objections in the planning council for the West Bank has decided to reject the development plan for the Nabi Samuel antiquities site. The plan which...

Archaeology in the West Bank: Academic Research, National Identity, and Military Rule -the Lectures

Please find below links to the lectures of the conference “Archaeology in the West Bank: Academic Research, National Identity, and Military Rule”:   Yonathan Mizrachi, Emek Shaveh – Opening Remarks ...

The Missing Piece: Reconstructing Narrative in Museums in the West Bank

  Introduction The application of the Israeli “Museums Law” as a military order made it possible for the Ministry of Culture to allocate funds to museums in the West Bank....

Appropriating the Past: Israel’s Archaeological Practices in the West Bank

Introduction Download the full report Appropriating the Past as PDF The West Bank is an area rich in antiquities – a reminder of the long and varied history of the region. Israel...

Update – The Site of Tel Rumeida in Hebron will Open to the Public

The Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan has succeeded to transfer the management of the archaeological site of Tel Rumeida to the Civil Administration. In the coming months the site will...

conference Archaeology in the West Bank: Academic Research, National Identity, and Military Rule

Time: Thursday, December 7, 18:00-20:00   Location: Agron Youth Hostel, 6 Agron st. Jerusalem   The West Bank, occupied by Israel in 1967, is considered many Israelis to be the...

Salvage excavations in the West Bank- (almost entirely) for the benefit of the settlers

  A new report by Emek Shaveh reveals that almost all Civil Administration development work in 2007—2014 in the West Bank was done to benefit the settlers. The report based...

“Salvage Excavations” in the West Bank (almost entirely) for Settlers Only

An analysis of the scope and objectives of archaeological excavations in Area C of the West Bank 2007-2014   Introduction  Most archaeological excavations in the world are carried out in advance...